|No. 3, August 2014|
|In this issue
1. ECVET-Trainer project introduction
2. E-Learning Course
3. Results & findings from course pilots
4. International meetings
5. Forthcoming activities
ECVET-Trainer is a Project under the Lifelong Learning Programme.
Duration: 01.10.2012 – 30.9.2014
|ECVET-Trainer project introduction|
Proposals for the gradual application of the ECVET model in the four key productive sectors of the EU.
Reference code: 147627-LLP-1-2008-1-ES-KA1-EQF-2008-4524
The project aims at facilitating the understanding of the ECVET model by VET trainers and centres in the four key productive sectors of the EU (agriculture, industry, construction and services) taking into account the EQF levels 1 to 4 and the needs of improving the transparency of qualifications and mobility of workers in the EU labour market.
Up to now, the ECVET-TRAINER project partners have developed a national report and a comparative report about the ECVET situation in the participating countries, a Guide for the application of ECVET addressed to VET teachers, trainers and practitioners, e-learning material and a platform for running an e-learning course. All the materials are available on:
"Application of the ECVET model in te productive sectors"
During the last two months (June & July 2014), each ECVET-Trainer project partner carried out an e-learning pilot course, which was addressed to VET trainers and practitioners in the different productive sectors.
This course lasted for 30 hours. On average 15 participants per country were involved and therefore contributed to the validation of the materials, platform and didactic resources.
The pilot course aimed at providing the basic knowledge, skills and competencies for the implementation of ECVET, through: legislation, experiences and case studies developed in European countries.
The course was divided in the following 6 learning modules:
|Results & findings from course pilots|
Results & Findings of the pilot course –first experiences
In total 49 VET stakeholders (12 in Finland, 13 in Germany, 24 in Spain) took part in the
Here are some of the main findings regarding:
Course organisation: the course is well organised, but the possibilities Moodle offers are not fully used
Contents and methodology: participants had mixed opinions - course is structured well (suitable combination of theory and practice), but could have been more interactive
Course duration and timetable: all participants considered the duration of the course sufficient according to the aims and contents of the course
Tutors: participants were satisfied with the monitoring and clarification of doubts and the interaction among tutor/individual student/group
Didactic media (guides, handbooks, files...): the documents are understandable, nevertheless the didactic media is unfortunately considered the weakest point –especially regarding the interactivity of the course
Technical and didactic resources:
Moodle is considered by all participants as a good platform to deliver an e-Learning course
General course evaluation and satisfaction:
The 4th transnational meeting will take place in Helsinki (Finland) on September 11th-12th, 2014.
This will be also the final meeting of the project. The final project results and main conclusions drawn from the ECVET-TRAINER project in addition to proposals for the future will be the main focus of that meeting. Representatives from the Finnish Ministry of Education/educational sector will also be present.
Final Seminar/ Public event in Helsinki, Finland on 12. September 2014
The first day of the event will be an internal meeting where the results and challenges during the project will be discussed. The second day of the meeting will be open to the public and various VET stakeholders will be present (amongst others: the Finnish Ministry of Education). Main conclusions drawn from the project will be discussed and suggestions for the future will be made. The following topics will be part of the discussion:
Concluding the session, the “Main difficulties and opportunities in the development of ECVET in the productive sectors" will be discussed by the project consortium.
If you are interested in taking part the second day of the meeting, please don’t hesitate to contact the Finnish project partner Noema.